Bolivian Vice President Céspedes Visits GRI’s Dinosaur Research Site; and other world news

23 Apr 2022

This week on ANN.

The Vice President of Bolivia, David Choquehuanca Céspedes, visited the Geoscience Research Institute's (GRI) Dinosaur Research Site in Carreras Pampa, in Bolivia. The site contains, what appears to be a record number of trace fossils of dinosaur footprints and drag-marks from tails and bellies, along with other mysterious dinosaur markings.

The Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States, hosted the "Pathway to Health Mega-Clinic" event this past week. About 2,400 volunteers registered to support the initiative. The mega-clinic was able to provide free medical care to those in attendance. According to its organizers, several Adventist health professionals provided services in the areas of primary care, dentistry, radiology, eye care, and much more. The mega-clinic, originally planned for 2020, had been previously canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mysterious Note had its premiere on Hope Channel this month. The film was broadcast on DirecTV 368 and the Hope Channel website. Additional showings are scheduled for April 28th. The Mysterious Note is a feature film produced by the North American Division Stewardship Ministries Department and the One Mustard Seed ministry. Written and directed by Rich Aguilera, the film looks to teach parents and kids what it means to be a good steward of the things God has entrusted to us.

Over six months after delivering the inaugural Treasury Report, Paul Douglas, Treasurer for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, delivered his second report during the 2022 Spring Meetings. The report revealed how the Church is bouncing back from financial uncertainty, largely thanks to members faithfully returning tithes and offerings. The report also highlighted current and future challenges, including geopolitical conflict and the volatility of currency worldwide.

More than 21,000 new believers joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church during a two-week-long evangelistic series held throughout Central America and the Dominican Republic. "Don't Give Up, There is Still Hope" was the resounding message heard throughout the seven countries by keynote speaker, Melchor Ferreyra. Ferreyra is the Personal Ministries Director for the church in this part of the world.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is pleased to announce that the General Conference Session will once again open its doors to the public. All are welcome to attend the business session and evening programs. The GC Session is the quinquennial meeting of the executive committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This year, it will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, from June 6th to 11th.

The coronavirus pandemic changed the world in many ways, including the way humanitarian aid is delivered. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency, or ADRA, has had to adapt to new realities to continue supporting as many people as possible. Adventist mission has more.

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